All beautiful the march of days

All beautiful the march of days. Frances Whitmarsh Wile* (1878-1939). According to Henry Wilder Foote, American Unitarian Hymn Writers and Hymns (Cambridge, Mass., 1959) (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/53833/53833-h/53833-h.htm), this was written ca. 1907 in Rochester with the help of her pastor, William Channing Gannett*. It had three stanzas: All beautiful the march of days,   As seasons come and go; The hand that shaped the rose hath wrought   The crystal of the snow; Hath sent the hoary frost of heaven,   The flowing waters sealed, And laid a silent loveliness   On hill and wood and field. O’er white expanses sparkling pure   The radiant morns unfold; The solemn splendours of the...

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